Police Log: Pair Caught Taking Several Power Tools, Police Break Up Fight

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Nov. 26, 5:54 p.m.: Security at Home Depot spotted a man and woman in the store and the man was known as a chronic shoplifter. The pair went to the power tool section of the store and took items out of their packaging and placed some in the carriage pushed by the woman and the man hid some in his clothing. The man had three Milwaukee Drills on him.

Police Log: Teen Takes Joy Ride, Vehicle Strikes Apartment Building

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Nov. 21, 11:52 a.m.: A Mt. Auburn Street resident parked in the municipal lot on Boylston Street at 9 a.m. and when the person returned at 11:52 a.m. the 2001 Toyota Corolla was gone. Later that day, at 2:07 p.m., officers who were looking for the vehicle discovered it in the lot behind the Dunkin’ Donuts in Watertown Square.

Pair of Brothers Arrested After Threatening Bus Driver

The MBTA Transit Police arrested two Waltham brothers who threatened a bus driver at the Watertown Yard on Galen Street when he refused to let them on the bus. The Transit Police released the following account of the incident:

On Nov. 19, 2019 at approximately 11:55 p.m. Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA’s Watertown Sq. Bus Yard for a report two males threatening an MBTA bus operator. Upon arrival offices were met by the victim, an MBTA bus operator, and Watertown Police.

Police Log: Driver Falls Asleep at Wheel & Arrested on OUI, Vehicle Stolen from Parking Spot

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Nov. 5, 4:57 p.m.: Police received a report of a man acting suspiciously in a vehicle parked in the Wells Avenue municipal parking lot. When officers spoke to the man they found he was wanted on a warrant. The 67-year-old Waltham man was arrested on the warrant from Cambridge District Court for making annoying phone calls.

Boston Marathon Bomber Appeal Coming Up; Court Docs Show Brother Suspected in Waltham Murders

The case of convicted Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be in court soon to appeal the conviction, and recently unsealed documents related to the case show that the FBI believes his older brother Tamerlan was a prime suspect in the killing of three men in Waltham in 2011. Dzhokhar’s appeal of the death sentence for his role in the Boston Marathon Bombings is scheduled to go before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on Dec. 12. The Boston Globe reported that court documents unsealed before the appeal implicate Tamerlan Tsarnaev with the the killings of three men in Waltham — Brendan Mess, 25, Erik H. Weissman, 31, and Raphael M. Teken, 37. Tamerlan died after the shootout with Watertown Police at the intersection of Dexter Avenue and Laurel Street.

More Details on Massage Parlor Sting in Watertown

Last week, the Watertown Police conducted an investigation into illegal activities at massage parlors in town, and made four prostitution arrests at four locations. The sting was broader than the four massage parlors and involved undercover police officers. The investigation was a joint one between the WPD and the FBI’s Boston Division Child Exploitation-Human Trafficking Task Force. Police sent undercover officers into the six massage parlors in a coordinated sting on Friday, Nov. 8, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor.